Nice read! It's too bad the film did not live up to Jim’s expectations. Still I won’t discount it until I’ve had a chance to see it for myself. But I agree in some respects that it seems these movies have “run their course” would I like to see more? Sure. But unlike Jim and some others that believe the movies have gone down a bit in Quality since Ultraman Mebius & Ultraman Brothers (2006).
My opinion is that they actually got better and peaked out at Mega Monster Battle: Ultra Galaxy (2009)
. For me personally this was the closest to a “perfect” Ultraman movie as there ever has been, and the next entry was considerably weaker.
I do have a few questions though…
The poster shows Showa Era- Ultraman, Seven, Jack & Leo, yet there is no mention of them in Jim’s review, and no pictures? Do they just have Cameo’s? If they are not involved in the fights at all, this would be a major let down.
-Not related to this film, but I’ve still just been wondering- Is there any interest from Tsuburaya at ever bringing back Gridman? (2013 would be his 20th anniversary) I mean the last film showed reimagining of 3 other Tsuburaya heroes. I think Computer Viruses are more relevant now than they were 20 years ago. Seeing an update of Gridman paired up with some Ultramen would be truly awesome IMHO (heck- if Ultraseven can shrink down, who’s to say other Ultra’s cant?)
There has never been a "Scientifically Accurate" Dinosaur portrayed on any Television Show, Movie, or Documentary. Only what the human imagination can conceive, and I'm ok with that.